Jan 232019
 

By Gerald Unfortunately for workers in Alberta the WCA (Section 80(1) allows WCB to deny any payment for necessary medical treatment that has been determined to be a necessity by medical experts. The blame for this repressive attitude lies entirely with the Government who refuse to peruse the WCA to delete oppressive powers that have [Read more…]

Jan 222019
 

By Gerald Gray (Minister of Labour) Hoffman (Minister of Health) Sabir (Minister of Community and Social Services As a tax payer and  stake holder in workers compensation in Alberta, I question why Alberta Health Services and Social Services are providing services to workers for work related compensable injuries or diseases that have been accepted by WCB as being [Read more…]

Jan 222019
 

By Gerald Click on the following link:https://www.wcb.ab.ca/assets/pdfs/public/New_president_CEO_01.18.19.pdfThis is the same guy that came from BC whose track record in BC was to assist in denying legitimate claims. Click on the following link:https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/worksafebc-uses-questionable-methods-to-deny-claim-1.1311759Questionably is where they get these people from. Grace Thostenson who I knew when I was a member of IBEW Local 348 was recently appointed the Chair [Read more…]

Jan 152019
 

By Gerald Click on the following link:https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9123231-rubber-workers-should-be-allowed-to-sue-miners-advocate-says/ Just because the WCA protects employers from civil litigation, there is nothing in the “Act” that protects WCB from civil litigation. Questionably is why the burden of proof is placed on workers when the burden of proof is and always has been on the “Board”.  Not only is the burden of proof [Read more…]

Dec 142018
 

By Gerald For people who have been around long enough to see the many  investigative commissions appointed by the Government, no commission has found that it was a good system and there have been numerous  recommendations hoping to improve the system. The problem is that no matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, it [Read more…]

Dec 142018
 

By Gerald Click on the following link:  https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/opinion-story/9081455-peterborough-letters-wsib-caught-up-in-culture-of-denial/  Where have we heard this before with a reference to a culture of denial. This was the findings of Justice Friedman. As usual, the problem with the system is causation. No system can operate when the deciding factor is causation as in most cases no one knows [Read more…]

Dec 142018
 

By Gerald Questionably is why workers are forced into a system that is totally corrupt. Just when a person thinks it could not get worse, it does. It all revolves around causation which is what workers compensation systems thrive on as it employs hundreds or thousands of people, mainly doctors who pretend to know what [Read more…]

Dec 122018
 

By Gerald The following story supports my argument that you cannot provide presumptive status to some occupations and not to others. Click on the following link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sick-worker-groundbreaking-case-wsib-benzene-1.4649680 It is obscenely illogical to provide presumptive status to firefighters when other occupations have a greater risk than fire fighters. Truth be told, there need not be any occupational disease that requires evidence based on [Read more…]